Spatio-temporal patterns of knowledge transfer in the borderland

Andrey S. Mikhaylov , Jan Andrzej Wendt , Irina Yu. Peker , Anna A. Mikhaylova


A key competitive advantage of a contemporary economy, knowledge, is distributed unevenly, tending to concentrate in cities and urban agglomerations. A border position translates into distinctive features of regional innovative development. In a favourable institutional context, proximity to a border strengthens transboundary cooperation and interaction between neighbouring regions. Although frequent social contacts across borders are well documented in the literature, the effect that the border has on intensive knowledge transfer is yet to be investigated. This article analyses models of knowledge integration taking place between Russia’s northwestern regions and the countries that their border. The study covers six territories of the Northwestern federal district (the Republic of Karelia, St Petersburg, and the Kaliningrad, Leningrad, Murmansk, and Pskov regions); five regions of the Central federal district (Belgorod, Bryansk, Voronezh, Kursk, and Smolensk); and one region of the Southern federal district (Rostov). The methodology of the study consists of using information from the Scopus abstract and citation database to assess the intensity of research cooperation. The findings suggest that the degree of involvement in transboundary research cooperation varies widely across Russia’s border regions.
Author Andrey S. Mikhaylov - [Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University]
Andrey S. Mikhaylov,,
, Jan Andrzej Wendt (FOG/IG/DRDG)
Jan Andrzej Wendt,,
- Department of Regional Development Geography
, Irina Yu. Peker - [Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University]
Irina Yu. Peker,,
, Anna A. Mikhaylova - [Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University]
Anna A. Mikhaylova,,
Journal seriesBaltic Region, ISSN 2079-8555, e-ISSN 2310-0524, (N/A 20 pkt)
Issue year2020
Publication size in sheets1.15
Keywords in Englishknowledge geography, border region, borderland, knowledge transfer, cross-border cooperation, Baltic region
Languageen angielski
LicenseJournal (articles only); published final; Uznanie Autorstwa (CC-BY); with publication
Score (nominal)20
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 20.0, 31-07-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators Scopus Citations = 0.000
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